Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Boston Neighborhood Walking Tours- presented by the Boston Center for Adult Education

Obvious statement time:  I love Boston.  I love everything about it- from its architecture to its spirit to its history-everything.   Most of all, I love how easy it is to walk from one side of town to the next.  A beautiful walk along the water can bring you from the North End, to Southie, a stroll through streets lined with brownstone houses brings you from Beacon Hill to the South End.  All over this city there are beautiful places to explore, all steeped with Boston culture and beckoning to be uncovered.  The Boston Center for Adult Education has once again found the best way to help you look deeper into the great neighborhoods of Boston Proper-walking tours!


Starting in mid June, the BCAE will be offering walking tours of Beacon Hill, the South End, Back Bay and the Theatre and Financial district.  Each tour will last two hours and will end with a complimentary appetizer at one of the neighborhood restaurants. This is a perfect way to enjoy an early summer evening, and become better acquainted with the great city of Boston.


From the Press Release:
"Tour Schedule:
A Walking Tour of the Back Bay: Please join us as we explore one of America's most remarkable Victorian neighborhoods. During the course of the tour, we'll discuss the land making operation that created the Back Bay, the street plan that was influenced by developments in Paris, view residences that represent a variety of architectural styles and consider the colorful personalities such as Isabella Stewart Gardner, Phillips Brooks and H.H. Richardson who are associated with the neighborhood. Receive a free appetizer at Poe’s Kitchen at The Rattlesnake following the tour! Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM; $20.00

A Walking Tour of The Theatre and Financial Districts: On this tour, we'll seek out tucked away nooks and crannies including Lyndeboro Place, with its stage set-like charms; Boylston Place, now the epicenter of Boston’s nightlife; the historical murals of the Little Building; the high relief sculpture of the Liberty Tree and much more! These neighborhoods have many secrets to be revealed! Receive a free appetizer at the historic Jacob Wirth restaurant following the tour! Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM; $20.00

A Walking Tour of Beacon Hill: Discover the history and elegance of Beacon Hill Seek out the few surviving wooden houses, explore hidden alleys and cul-de-sacs and view streetscapes enlivened by vintage storefronts, copper oriels, and ornate fire escapes in this two hour tour. Receive a free appetizer at the historic 21st Amendment bar and restaurant following the tour! Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM; $20.00

A Walking Tour of the South End: During the mid-nineteenth century, Boston’s South End developed into a fashionable neighborhood of tree-shaded oval parks and bowfront bordered avenues. Explore this delightful neighborhood on foot, and discover the topographical and architectural development of this fascinating, multicultural, urban community. The tour will encompass an 1810 burial ground, a 1830s wooden house tucked away in an alley, and a number of charming masonry town houses. You will want to come back on your own to visit the many vibrant shops, galleries, and restaurants we will stroll by in the course of our tour. Receive a free appetizer at Stephi’s on Tremont following the tour! Sunday, June 26th, 2011 from 11:00AM - 1:00PM; $20.00 "
 
For more information please visit www.bcae.org or call the Boston Center for Adult Education at 617-267-4430

1 comment:

In and Around Town said...

Such a fun thing to do! I will definitely have to check one (at least) out!

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